Post Number: 909
|Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 - 2:21 pm: |
Well, I had this bass buildt by british luthier NS Guitars.
It is a replica of Johns first Axe bass, see picture.
Received it today and I must say it is not my thing, soundwise.
I am really stuck to my beloved Alembic sound. This one is pure J and P Bass.
So this is brand new. The only minor thing is that is has some black spots at the top of the headstock which is not visible in the pictures. Comes with a hardshell rectangular case.
Price I paid was EUR 950 (around USD 1400).
I will let it go for EUR 750 (around USD 1100) plus shipping.
Many thanks for looking!
(Message edited by davehouck on September 08, 2009)
Post Number: 559
|Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 6:05 am: |
Oliver, that is really neat - I like it. What year(s) did John play that one? Is it in any of the recordings?
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 9:52 am: |
Nike must had stole the shape from this design.
This bass really has a cool Mod 60's look to it...
Post Number: 910
|Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 11:00 am: |
he played that first version Axe in 1967-1968.
The second version, buildt by Peter Cook and equipped with a set neck with T-Bird headstock, can be seen in the Tommy movie...
Post Number: 228
|Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 2:53 pm: |
It so happens I'm watching Tommy a lot lately, and I found myself wondering if that wacky T-bird axe bass was a prop or a real instrument. Great sequence with a supremely stiff Clapton.